Davido’s Biography and Net Worth 2022

David Adedeji Adeleke, famously addressed as Davido, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer. The alleged musician was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on 21 November 1992, to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Adeleke. 

His father, Chief Deji Adeleke Adedeji Adeleke, is a Nigerian billionaire who is the founder of Magnate and the president of the Adeleke University Nigeria. Davido‘s father is also the present CEO of Pacific Holdings. 

Mrs. Veronica Adeleke (Davido‘s mother) was a lecturer at Babcock University in Osun State. She was very bright, intelligent, and loved by all the lecturers and students. Vero Adeleke died on Mar 6, 2003. Davido is the last born of siblings of five and the second son of his family. He has a brother named Adewale Adeleke, older than Davido, and two sisters called Sharon and Ashley Coco. 

Davido had his secondary school in British international school Lagos State Nigeria and started his university at Oakwood University to study Business Administration. He was withdrawn from Oakwood University when he started having bad grades and relocated to London. He eventually joined a music group known as KB international in the United States of America. Still, it was not working out for him. 

Then he returned to Nigeria in 2011. After his arrival, his father insisted that he enroll at the university Babcock in Ogun state, sidelining his music career for a while. He graduated with a degree in music after his father paid the university to erect 

Davido officially started making music during his time at Oakwood University and, after his withdrawal, focused more on vocals instead of production. He had formerly been in a group called KB in America, but things were not working out for him. the household names Wande Coal and Don Jazzy advised him on what his next steps would be if he were going to be to make it in the music industry.

He co-founded HKM Music with his brother Adewale Adeleke, a record label that was home to B. Reda and Deekay. On 7 May 2011, he produced and released his first Music recording, ‘Back When.’ He became famous after the release of his single ‘Dami Duro’ on 30 October 2011.

His first album, “Omo Baba Olowo,” was released in 2012. From 2013-2015, Davido has released several singles like ‘Gobe,’ ‘Techele,’ ‘One of a kind,’ ‘Owo ni Koko, ‘Skelewu,’ ‘Aye,” Naughty,’ ‘The Sound’ and ‘The money’ which he has always wanted to include in the album titled ‘The Baddest.’ The third single from the ‘Baddest album,’ ‘Skelewu,’ was released on 13 August 2013 and was ranked 5th on the list of top ten songs of 2013 and peaked at number 1 on African’s Top 100 Charts. 

Davido staged a dance competition with a cash price of $3000 following the song’s release as he asked fans to upload videos of themselves dancing ‘Skelewu.’

In October 2013, he partnered with Guinness Nigeria for the “Guinness World of More” Concert.

On 2 February 2014, Davido released ‘Aye,’ produced by T Spice, in which Clarence Peters directed the video. 

In June 2014, Davido collaborated with Micasa, Lola Rae, Sarkodie, Diamond Platinum, and Tiwas Savage on DSTV’s African rising campaign song. DSTV’s Africa made the campaign to inspire Africans to partake in Community based social investment projects.

In January 2016, Davido announced that he had signed a record deal with Sony Music on his Twitter page. 

The announcement caused different reactions from his fans, but he later floated another record label (Davido Music Worldwide, DMW). 

After the ending of the record label, he co-founded with his brother signing artists like Mayorkun and rapper Dremo to the brand.

Davido has had international collaborations such as ‘Fans mi’ featuring Meekmill, ‘Coolest kid in Africa’ featuring Nasty C, ‘How long’ featuring Tinashe, and ‘Pere’ featuring Young thug and Rae Sremmurd.

Davido’s Awards Nominations.

Dynamix All Youth Awards 2011

Promising Youth Artiste

“Back When” – Song of the Year

Kora Awards 2012

Best Newcomer Award

Channel O Music Video Awards 2012

“Dami Duro” – Most Gifted Dance Video of the Year

Most Gifted Newcomer Video of the Year

Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2012

“Dami Duro” – Best Video By A New Artiste

(Live Beats Choice)

The Headies 2012

“Dami Duro” – Best Pop Single

“Dami Duro” – Song of the Year

“Carolina” (Sauce Kid featuring Davido) – Best Collabo

Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2012

“Carolina” (Sauce Kid featuring Davido) – Best Collabo of the Year

Channel O Music Video Awards 2013

“Gobe” – Most Gifted Afro Pop Video

Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2013

“All of You” – Best Dance Hall/Reggae Video

“Gobe” – Best Pop Extra Video

4Syte TV Music Video Awards 2013

“Gobe” – Best African Act Video

Ghana Music Awards 2013

African Artiste Of The Year

City People Entertainment Awards 2013

Musician of the Year (Male)

Best Hip-Hop Artiste of the Year

“Gobe” – Most Popular Song of the Year

The Headies Award 2013

“Omo Baba Olowo” – Best R&B/Pop Album

Album of the Year

“Gobe” – Best Pop Single

OBO (Omo Baba Olowo) – Best Album of the Year

“Dami Duro” – Hottest Single of the Year

Best New Act of the Year

Soul Train Awards 2014

Davido for “Aye” Best International Performance

The Future Africa Awards 2014

African Young Person of the Year

BET Awards 2014

Best International Act: Africa

Ben TV Awards 2014

Best Male Artist

“Daddy” – (Reminisce featuring Davido) – Best Collaboration

“Number One” Remix (Diamond Platnumz featuring Davido) – Best International Collaboration

“Aye” – Music Video of the Year

MOBO Awards 2014

Best African Act

MTV Europe Music Awards 2014

Best African Act

African Muzik Magazine Awards 2014

Best Male West Africa

Artist of the Year

“Skelewu” – Song of the Year

Best Dance in a Video

“Number One Remix” – Song of the Year 

Best Collabo

MTV Africa Music Awards 2014

Best Male

Artist of the Year

“Number One” (Remix) (Diamond featuring Davido) – Best Collaboration

“Skelewu” – Song of the Year

World Music Awards 2014

World’s Best Male Artist

World’s Best Live Act 

World’s Best Entertainer Of The Year

Channel O Music Video Awards 2014

“Aye” – Most Gifted Male

Most Gifted Afropop 

Most Gifted West 

Most Gifted Video 

“Skelewu” – Most Gifted Dance

Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2014

“Aye” – Video of the Year 

Indigenous Concept 

Best Use Of Costumes 

Best Afro Pop Video 

“Tchelete (Goodlife)” – (featuring Mafikizolo) – Best Pop Extra Video

4Syte TV Music Video Awards 2014

“Aye” – Best African Video

Ghana Music Awards 2014

African Artiste Of The Year

City People Entertainment Awards 2014

“Aye” – Most Popular Song of the Year

Video of the Year 

“Daddy” (Reminisce featuring Davido) – Best Collabo of the Year

The Headies 2014

“Aye” – Song of the Year

Best Pop Single

Artiste of the Year 

Hip Hop World Revelation

Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2014

Male Artist of the Year 

“Skelewu” – Best Music Video of the Year (Artist & Director)

“Gallardo” (RunTown featuring Davido) – Best Collaboration

“Mofe Lowo Ju Daddy Mi” – (Reminisce featuring Davido)

The Headies 2018

Artiste of the Year

“If” – Song of the Year

Best Pop Single | Headies Viewer’s Choice 

“Like Dat” – Best Music Video

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2018

Davido – Favorite African Star

AFRIMA 2019

AFRIMA – Artist of The Year 

Best Male West Africa 

Crossing Boundaries with Music Award

Net Honours 2021

Most Searched Musician (male)

“The Best” featuring Mayorkun

Davido’s Personal Life.

In May 2015, Davido welcomed his first daughter ‘Imade,’ with his older ex-girlfriend, Sofie Momodu. He insisted on taking his daughter away. Soon after some time, he had another baby, Hailey Veronica, with Amanda. Later on 20 October 2019, Davido and his fiancee Chioma welcomed a third baby named.

Davido’s Net Worth 2022


Davido‘s current net worth is estimated at $49,000,000 (forty-nine million). This calculation is an estimate based on his acquired assets and holdings in Nigeria and other countries at large.

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